Brazil, you say? They know how to play football over there, don't they? But it's a long way for one so middle aged as I to travel.

So instead, I shall slouch into my leather armchair and view the tournament from this side of the Atlantic. I shall try and watch every game and will definitely make wildly inaccurate predictions too.

I do solemnly vow to give you a real sense of what it's like to not be at the World Cup. This is the blog where all the colour and atmosphere and passion of watching the world's greatest sporting tournament on a wall mounted widescreen really comes to life.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Q-FINAL: Argentina 1-0 Belgium

Didn't see much of this one, but saw the result coming. Tight, yes. But Argentina were always going to outclass the Belgians here. A squad of big names for sure, but maybe two years too early for the Europeans.  Messi and co march on, still yet to really dish out a footballing lesson to anyone, but they'll be building up for the final...